Enlighten yourself on different religious and cultural festivals of India.

Makar Sankranti

Date:14th January 2015 |

Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the month of ‘Magh’ and is a harvest festival. In Maharashtra, Karnataka as well as parts of Andhra Pradesh, Makar Sankranti is a day of goodwill and friendship. The day begins with people taking holy dips in the waters and worshipping the Sun.

Til and rice are two important ingredients of this festival. In the rice-eating belt of Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh,...

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Date:11th November 2015 |
Diwali is one festival which is celebrated all across India. India is a melting pot of races and religions. Every religion has its own unique style of celebration. But Diwali (Deepawali), the Festival of Light, is celebrated with lots of firecrackers, diyas (lights) and mithais, among all races and religions. The festival symbolizes unity in diversity. The celebration of this five-day... Read more

Gandhi Jayanti

Date:2nd October |

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation". It is celebrated on 2nd October every year. It is one of the three official declared National Holidays of India and is observed in all the states and union territories. The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15th June, 2007 that it adopted a...

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Date:7th September 2014 |

Onam is a harvest festival celebrated (mostly) in Kerala. The festival celebrates the Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of King Mahabali. It is commemorated for ten days - starting from Atham and ending on Thiruvonam.

Popular legend goes that this festival is celebrated in the honour of King Mahabali, who graces Kerala with his presence every Onam, during the period of...

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Date:03rd October 2014 |
The festival of Dussehra in India is an important celebration in many parts of the country. It is celebrated with great fanfare in most parts of North India, Mysore and in the form of Durga Puja in West Bengal.

 Dussehra is a very popular Hindu festival, which marks the defeat of Ravana by Lord Rama. Dussehra also symbolises the triumph of warrior Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon,... Read more

Ganesh Chaturthi

Date:29th August 2014 |
Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival of Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati, who is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of this festival. It is the birthday of Ganesh who is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. The festival usually falls between 20th August and 15th September. It lasts for 10 days. While celebrated all... Read more

Republic Day

Date:26th January 2015 |
Republic Day, celebrated on 26th January every year, is one of India’s most important national events. It was on January 26th, 1950 that the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state. On this day, India finally enjoyed the freedom of spirit, rule of law and fundamental principle of governance. The patriotic fervour of the Indian... Read more


Date:23rd November 2014 |
The festival commemorates the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammed's grandson - Hazrat Imam Hussein. It is celebrated with great fervour by the Muslims especially the Shia community. Tazias, glittering replicas of the Martyr's tomb, are carried in procession through the streets. The Tazias of Lucknow and Hyderabad are noted for their splendour. In places like Lucknow, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, grand scale... Read more

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